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  1. a hound trained to hunt stags and other large animals.
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Origin of staghound

First recorded in 1700–10; stag + hound1
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Examples from the Web for staghound

Historical Examples of staghound

  • The staghound, which had been lying quietly on the grass at their feet, started up, too.

    The Tigress

    Anne Warner

  • When my eyes met his, he looked down at the staghound that sat between his knees.

  • Then suddenly I heard a staghound bay, and at that realised a new danger.

  • Then before I reached the aperture I heard the yelp of a staghound.

  • So the Major smoked and thought, till a bark from the staghound made him look up.

British Dictionary definitions for staghound


  1. a breed of hound similar in appearance to the foxhound but larger. It is bred for stag hunting
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